1. Rickey Smith Remembered by 'American Idol' Alum Carmen Rasmusen

    May 21, 2016 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 American Idol season 2 alum Carmen Rasmusen has penned a touching farewell to Rickey Smith, who was tragically killed in a multi-car collision in Oklahoma May 5. Rickey Smith Remembered by His 'American Idol' Family Rasmusen, who is now an ...

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was g ...

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Na ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bu ...

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," whi ...

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the ...

  8. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has ...

  9. Ten 'Idols' To Hit The Road

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten of the dozen season two "American Idol" finalists will take part in the group's upcoming North American tour. Ten of the dozen season two "American Idol" finalists will take part in the group's upcoming North Americ ...

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really ...

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Kelly Clarkson and "American Idol," Dobie Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and 50 Cent. GOLDEN IDOL: The Midas touch of "American Idol" continues, as the winners of the first and seco ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past fe ...

  13. 'Idol' Sings With Billboard No. 1s Theme

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight's (April 8) episode of "American Idol" will be centered on the theme of Billboard chart-toppers. The Fox reality show/talent contest's remaining finalists will perform songs that have reached Tonight's (April 8) epis ...